SIX (06) people have been arrested by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) for money laundering activities involving over K14.3 million.
The six who involve three Zambian nationals have been identified as Patrick Kafula, aged 38, Makhosana Ndolo, aged 44, Austin Daka, aged 30, of Zambian nationality, and three Ugandan nationals identified as Vincent Ssempijja, aged 29, Rashid Kyangulanyi, aged 28, and Sylvester Apuli, aged 43.
DEC Spokesperson Theresa Katongo said details are that between 1st January, 2020 and 4th July, 2020, the accused persons unlawfully possessed two key USB loggers, one USB flash disk and one laptop containing software primarily designed to overcome security measures for the protection of data found on the core banking system.
Katongo in a statement said the devices enabled the suspects to access the core banking system of a named bank allowing them to transfer ZMW14, 378,000.00 from eight corporate accounts of the same bank and credited 79 beneficiary accounts also held at the same bank.
Katongo said the suspects have been charged with unlawful possession of devices primarily designed to overcome security measures for protection of critical data, unauthorized access to data, theft and money laundering and are pending court appearance.
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Ndola police recover stolen vehicle from Church
POLICE in Ndola have recovered a motor vehicle which was stolen at church on Sunday.
A male Juvenile of itawa area has since been arrested for allegedly stealing the vehicle at St Andrews United Church of Zambia in Ndola.
Copperbelt province deputy commissioner of Bothwell Namuswa has confirmed the arrest to Mwebantu.
Mr Namuswa said the juvenile aged 19 has been apprehended for stealing a motor vehicle number plate AQB 1023 silver in colour.
He said three other suspects have also apprehended in connection with the stolen vehicle but they are not yet been identified.
Mr Namuswa said the stolen motor vehicle is valued at K120,000.
He said the case was reported was filed in by the owner of the vehicle, Chileshe Puta on the same day that the theft happened.
The deputy police commissioner said officers retrieved the motor vehicle at Blue mint club in Ndola.
” I wish to confirm that the suspects have been apprehended and will appear in court,” Mr Namuswa said.